Three arrests in India after teenage cousins found dead

Three men, including two police officers, have been arrested in northern India on suspicion of the gang-rape and murder of two teenage cousins.

The victims were found hanging from a mango tree after disappearing from near their home in the village of Katra in Uttar Pradesh state, according to police Superintendent Atul Saxena.

He added that an autopsy had confirmed they had been raped and strangled before they were hung.

Villagers reacted angrily, with local television showing locals sitting under the tree, preventing the authorities from removing the bodies until the suspects were arrested.

The police say they are still searching for another four suspects in addition to the three men already under arrest.

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Suspects 'confess' to gang-rape and hanging India teenage girls

Three detained suspects have confessed to the gang-rape and slaying of two teenage cousins who were found hanging from a tree in northern India last week, according to local police.